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Dave Cieslewicz

Hizzoner argues his approach to Madison’s flood threat covers the “complexity” of the causes and solutions to flooding; a Catholic remains faithful through “poor leadership” of Bishop Morlino, who recently died. Read more

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Bill Keys was a widely respected Madison West high school English teacher and later a member of the Madison school board. While he was there the board tied itself in knots over the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of every school d Read more

Opinion 7 Comments

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Carolyn Fath Ashby

It might seem like a miracle today, but 30 years ago Democrats and Republicans came together to protect the Lower Wisconsin Riverway. Will politics ever again work so well? Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories

The UW Athletic Department has hired a sports marketing firm to turn around declining season ticket sales and lower attendance at football games. Read more

Citizen Dave 4 Comments

There are a lot of college rankings out these days. But one thing is clear: increasing public investment in our public’s universities would be in everyone’s best interest Read more

Citizen Dave 4 Comments

Another football season is underway but one former fan won’t be watching. Read more

Citizen Dave 4 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Rebecca Cameron Valcq spent her career as a lawyer for WE Energies, the state’s largest utility. But ATC line opponents still thought she might vote with them. Read more

Opinion 3 Comments

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Dylan Brogan

Opinions on “Nails’ Tales” ran from loathing to indifference. But with no political controversy behind the work, the statue didn’t engender a public fight. Read more

Citizen Dave

American society is growing older, less healthy and less financially secure. So, what’s a boomer to do? Read more

Citizen Dave

The story of the rookie outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers is about promise turned sour and then redeemed and about experts being proven wrong. And more. Read more

Citizen Dave 3 Comments

The value of today’s rapid-fire presidential debates is doubtful. Read more

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David Michael Miller

As a presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren offers detailed policy plans. But is that the smart thing to do politically? Read more

Citizen Dave 4 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Wisconsin could be the “tipping point” state for 2020, just as it was in 2016. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

Madison has a lot of museums but not one is devoted to its own history. Without a history museum, is the city losing the stories and artifacts that show us how we have evolved and who we are? Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories 9 Comments

As the city starts to put together its next budget, there is again a projected gap between expenses and revenues. Agencies will be asked to cut back and some will offer options that are not feasible politically. Read more

Citizen Dave

Because of the Supreme Court’s recent decision on partisan gerrymandering, the issue is dead in our federal courts. But it can still be adjudicated in state courts. Read more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

The governor passed on a huge opportunity. Wisconsin’s chance to get fair legislative maps is now more than a decade away. Read more

Citizen Dave 5 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Three former Madison alders have filed a complaint against school board president Gloria Reyes, charging that she should have recused herself from the vote on school resource officers. Read more

Opinion 7 Comments

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David Michael Miller

One house can hold up the whole process and two GOP senators have already said they oppose the budget passed by the GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

The new three-year contract was amended to allow the district to drop an officer in one school after the 2019-2020 school year. It also calls for quarterly reviews of arrests and citations. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

Wisconsin’s roads are a mess and the state badly needs to invest in public transit. But first it needs to find a way to raise tax revenue. A messy work-around concocted by Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee might just do the trick. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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Iain McLennan Duffus

Wisconsin’s Driftless Region offers some of the best trout fishing in the country, thanks to decades of conservation practices promoted here. It’s boosted the rural economy in places like Viroqua. But global warming remains a threat. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories 9 Comments

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    Duke Welter, outreach coordinator of the Driftless Area Restoration Effort: “The impacts of floods are very different in places where we’ve restored the flood plain.”

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    Luke Zahm, owner of the Driftless Café in Viroqua: “Trout fishing opens the door for people to come here.”

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    Bill Baldon: “Fly fishing allows a deeper connection with the environment.”

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    Kriss Marion buys some vegetables from vendor and supporter Jenny Bonde of Hollandale at the Mineral Point Farmers Market.

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    A natural extrovert, Marion enjoys chatting with people at farmers’ markets, parades and rural fundraisers.

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    Landmark (right), with business partner Anna Thomas Bates at their Paoli shop: “I’m confident that I’m the only campaign manager in the country who makes cheese one day a week.”